Guinea Pig Care
Guinea pigs are likeable animals, they are as well the gentlest.
That's why people loved to have it as a pet. They have no mean bones in
their body. You wouldn't believe that they are once capable of existing
in the wild.
Guinea pigs originated in the Andes Mountains of South America and
are domesticated descendants of wild species. Though eaten in parts of
South America, they are beloved pets in many cultures due to their
docility and amenability to handling.
Available in short-haired and
long-haired breeds, when properly handled from early in life, guinea
pigs rarely bite or scratch.
They should be kept in pairs, because they
grow lonely and depressed alone. Males may be kept together, and do not
show aggression if paired when young. Once integrated into the family,
they will often whistle at the owner’s approach.